This is written by Bernadine Healy (with whom I was on television once in 1996 or so - CBS This Morning - she diagnosed my heart valve disorder from Phen-Fen) - a VERY conservative doctor who once headed the Red Cross until she was removed because of some controversy or other.
Anyway, as someone who doesn't typically feel like such a VBAC noisemaker, it seems this week I am a hollering banshee about a woman's right to VBAC and the slick false advertising of elective cesareans.
This article speaks about a woman's desire for no pain as a reason for a cesarean, too. How does she say it?
"Some women are sensitive to the less glamorous aspects of pushing to exhaustion as their husbands watch helplessly, or quite simply see no glory in the pain of it all. It was big news last year when singer Britney Spears reportedly opted for a C-section because she feared the agony of a vaginal birth."
Isn't that horrible?
I won't, but sometimes it feels like I want to just throw up my hands and say, "you win." It's exhausting, all this talking into the hurricane with only the choir hearing my voice. Does anyone else care like we do? Is anyone listening?
Weapons... use my weapons. I won't let you down, my mamas... I promise.